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Meet Sophia! She was a physio for 30 years before making the transition to medical writing, and now focusses on writing marketing and educational materials for health, medical and health tech businesses and organisations. Find out more about what prompted the career change, how she went about it, and what her days look like now!

Michael gained his PhD at Otago University and then secured a postdoctoral research position at the University of Oxford. He is currently working as Scientific Director in the Melbourne office of Oxford PharmaGenesis, working remotely from New Zealand. His role mainly involves overseeing strategy and content development for scientific publications across several client accounts.
He shares more about his journey, and some very wise insights and words of advice, on our Member Spotlight page.

AMWA 2023 - Making a Difference

What an incredible two days we had! Watch this space for photos and all the details from #AMWA 2023!

It's not too late! Conference registration is still open!

General registration is available up to the day, and you can even register on-site during the event. We'd love to see you there.

Dinner registrations have closed, but come and join us for the Networking Event on 24 August from 6.00-8.00pm at The Red Room, SkyCity.

We are thrilled to announce Amy Kelly as the winner of the AMWA Early Career Award for 2023. Amy's article is titled, "Friend or foe? How bacteria in the uterus may influence IVF outcome", and impressed all our judges, including guest judge, Blair Hesp, Managing Director at Kainic Medical Communications and members of the AMWA committee. 


We are thrilled to announce that Dr Siouxsie Wiles will be the Keynote Speaker at AMWA 2023! An unmissable opportunity to hear from this award-winning microbiologist and science communicator.
Registrations will be opening soon!

It was on a family trip to Mildura in north-west Victoria as a young child that I was first given penicillin. While I don't remember why, nor do I remember the rash I developed, it was then I was first introduced to my penicillin allergy - a seemingly innocuous friend that nonetheless threatened its pernicious intentions should it be taken for granted.

Viral nucleic acid tests, antigen tests, antibody tests, T-cell analysis, serology, sequencing. Just a sample of the terms and tech that you need to understand when writing about COVID-19 testing. Understand them all? Good, but I’m now going to spring a quick test on you ­– just like your favourite high school teacher: 

SAVE THE DATE! AMWA Conference 2024

Don't delay...add this to your calendar today! Exciting details about speakers and workshops will be following soon.

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